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Lecturer III

University of Michigan
Michigan, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Aug 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan seeks applicants for a three-year renewable Lecturer III position. DAAS is an interdisciplinary department that offers an undergraduate major and minor, both of which combine African, African-American, and African Diasporic Studies, as well as two graduate certificate programs, one in African-American Studies and one in African Studies. At the University of Michigan, Lecturer III positions combine teaching and administrative/programmatic responsibilities and provide essential leadership to numerous academic units. Lecturer III positions are covered under the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement ( between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers Employee Organization (LEO), AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with a PhD in African Studies, African-American Studies, African Diaspora Studies, or a related field and with teaching experience in Black Gender/Feminist Studies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience as a classroom teacher and as an advisor and mentor to undergraduates. In addition, preference will be given to candidates well-versed in engaged academic learning and community-based education and with direct experience in building mutually beneficial relationships with communities beyond the university. The candidate should bring to the position energy, enthusiasm, and an ability to work with a diverse community of undergraduates, with community partners, and with faculty colleagues with shared interests in community-based learning.

As a Lecturer III, the successful candidate will 1) teach two courses per semester, 2) coordinate the department’s undergraduate advising program, 3) work with the DAAS Director of Undergraduate Studies to support the development of the department’s community-based learning courses, and 4) serve as the faculty advisor for the department’s Gender Consciousness Project (GCP), a community-based learning program in which UM undergraduates study the intersectional impact of race and gender on adolescent girls of color while serving as mentors to girls’ leadership groups in local public high schools with significant Black and Brown student populations. The candidate’s annual teaching load will consist of two courses in their area of scholarly expertise and two recurring courses—an introductory course for students interested in community engagement and an advanced seminar on race, gender and community-based activism. This latter course serves as the required theory and practice component for the Gender Consciousness Project.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of August 29, 2022. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D., degree prior to the appointment.

Applicants should provide:
• Cover letter addressed to the Chair of the DAAS Lecturer III Search Committee
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of teaching philosophy and experience (or a teaching portfolio containing such a statement)
• Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards that can be parts of a teaching portfolio)

Application material should be uploaded via the link provided:

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 4, 2021.

The University of Michigan is committed to fostering and maintaining a diverse work culture that respects the rights and dignity of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veterans’ status. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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